Friday, April 21, 2023

School Age Storytime - Earth Day


I Love Our Earth - Bill Martin Jr. - photographic celebration

Spring is Here - Taro Gomi  "Spring is here. / The snow melts. / The earth is fresh. / The grass sprouts." Taro Gomi's clever picture book about the change of seasons couldn't be simpler. The first spread shows a white calf against a hot-pink background. "Spring is here," it says. In the next spread "the snow melts." And indeed, the once snow-white calf is now spotted black and white! 

Song: This is the Way we Plant Our Seeds

Living Sunlight: How Plants Bring the Earth to Life - Molly Bang & Penny Chisholm  (572.46 BANG) -- this creative and memorable explanation of photosynthesis will stick with kids for a long time.

And the Green Grass Grew all Around (flannel) – lyrics here: 

Booktalk: The Great Kapok Tree

booktalk: The Camping Trip the Changed America

Dear Earth: From Your Friends in Room 5 - Erin Dealey When the kids in Room 5 write to Earth asking what they can do to help save our planet, they are delighted to get a letter back. This beautiful picture book is a celebration of every child's ability to connect with the environment and make a positive impact .

Action Book: Earth Dance by Joanne Ryder

Singable book: What a Wonderful World - Ashley Bryan

Mother Earth - Nancy Luenn Gorgeous watercolors accompany this extended metaphorical exploration of our planet

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Our Tree Named Steve - Alan Zweibel

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Does the Earth Feel?  - Marc Majewki
The Water Hole - Graeme Base

Bedm/Paolino SN 4/19/23

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